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June 2, 2020

Lehmann Maupin Gallery (Hong Kong), from March 26 until May 12, 2018

Déjà Vu extends OSGEMEOS’ approach to their exhibitions as an immersive, multi-sensory experience, as exemplified in their many international institutional shows. The exhibition pays tribute to music in particular with their mixed media sound installation, White Carnival (2016), where the artists have painted their characters directly onto speakers in a formation that resembles a choir. More traditional paintings from a recent series of work pays homage to the late 1970s and early 1980s, the period which represents a coming of age for the artists. This era, considered the golden age of hip-hop, is intrinsically linked to their practice with comparisons evident in the bravado, improvisational structure, and descriptions of everyday life on the streets. Additional paintings reflect upon lived and imagined experiences the artists share, including allegorical motifs such as water and the moon and stars, which have long appeared in their work, rendered vividly to conjure a lucid dream state.

Similar to the Surrealist artists of the early 20th century, OSGEMEOS seek to defy conventions and push boundaries in art and society through the unbridled exploration of the subconscious and one’s imagination. In direct contrast to the surrealist notion of a solitary dream space, the twins have described a shared intuition and subconscious experience that is translated visually through their collaborative process. Through their art, OSGEMEOS seek to empower their audience to consider their own subconscious.


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Installation view

Courtesy the artists and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Photo: Kitmin Lee


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Installation view

Courtesy the artists and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Photo: Kitmin Lee




Installation view

Courtesy the artists and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong


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Mural in old train factory in Milan

September 1, 2016

OSGEMEOS were invited by Pirelli Hangar Bicocca foundation in Milan, to paint the front area of their cultural complex.

Hangar Bicocca, as it is more known, is a non-profit foundation created in 2004 which became one of the main references of contemporary art in Italy.

It is a very special place because it used to be a train factory. The complex has different areas – three exhibition areas, one reading room, one bookstore and one area for educational workshops.

A lot of elements of the original factory architecture from 1920 to 1965 are still preserved such as the area used to build and test the machines and electric engines.

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JR and OSGEMEOS collaborative work in Paris

September 1, 2016

French artist JR and OSGEMEOS were invited by Palais de Tokyo in Paris to do a collaborative work in part of the underground tunnels of the institution, located next to the river Seine.

During World War II  (1939-1944), those galleries were used as hiding places, where the nazis kept pianos they had stolen from homes and music schools from the time they invaded France.

For security reasons, the tunnel will be closed to the public, but the works will be kept there as a collection from the museum. The installations are part of the Lasco project, from Palais de Tokyo, which is focused in debating urban violence and social tensions among other themes.

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New solo exhibition in New York

September 1, 2016

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On the 8th September Lehmann Maupin gallery, in Chelsea, open its doors to present “Silence of the Music” OSGEMEOS’ first New York solo show with the gallery.

Twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo will transform multiple rooms into an immersive installation that combines drawing, painting, collage, mixed media sculpture, and kinetic and audio elements.

Conceived as a site-specific installation, each room contains a unique grouping of paintings and objects that cover the wall, floor to ceiling.

The exhibition pays tribute to music in particular. Included in their “B-Boy” room are boom box paintings—canvases with embedded speakers that play tracks linked to the imagery on the canvas—and interactive sculptures that play LP records.

More news here!


Silence of the Music

September 8October 22, 2016

536 West 22nd Street, New York

#silenceofthemusic | @lehmannmaupin | @osgemeos

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8PM




OSGEMEOS and Instituto Ayrton Senna form partnership for Education

November 25, 2014

The Instituto Ayrton Senna – celebrating 20 years in 2014 – and OSGEMEOS got united in a campaign to inspire Brazilians to transform the reality of students from all over Brazil! The artists made an artwork especially for the campaign “Knowledge doesn’t grow itself. Cultivate it”.

“We have no doubt that education is the most powerful tool to change the future of the people, and of an entire country. Through this campaign, the Instituto Ayrton Senna made it possible for us to do our part and take this contribution to various places in Brazil. We have much affection for being part of this project. “- OSGEMEOS

Learn more about the campaign and the IAS accessing: www.doacaosenna.org.br and #CultiveConhecimento.




Mural created by OSGEMEOS in New York is unveiled

October 3, 2014

The mural was first revealed in July 2009, and was exposed until March 31, 2010, when it was covered by a false wooden wall. Since then, Goldman Properties has created a curatorial program of art on this site, inviting many legendary artists to create their works there. The project began with OSGEMEOS, and then displayed many other artists.


Details of the wall. Photos: OSGEMEOS

Originally inspired by the sudden and devastating news of the death of two friends in 2009, the brothers decided to dedicate the work to the memory of Dash Snow (SACER IRAK CREW), and Iz the Wiz. Four years later, the public can see the mural again, starting from this week.

This movement of public art on the corner of Bowery and Houston streets is not recent. Began in 1982, when Keith Haring painted a mural on the abandoned wall in corner of both streets. The wall was covered up until 2008 when, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Haring, his mural was recreated. OSGEMEOS painted their mural in the following year.



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OSGEMEOS finish their new mural in Vancouver

September 3, 2014

After three weeks, OSGEMEOS finished the gigantic 360 degrees mural, that is now part of the Granville Island’s landscape, in Vancouver, Canada.

Check out parts of the process in the video.


OSGEMEOS participate in the Vancouver Biennale

August 20, 2014

After the success of the exhibition Opera of the Moon, that in two months had more than 60 000 visitors in Galpão Fortes Vilaça, in São Paulo, the artist duo OSGEMEOS lands in Canada, for the Vancouver Biennale, which takes place between 2014 and 2016. A 360o wall, with 20 meters high and over 2,000 m² will be created by the brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo in six gigantic silos, alongside the famous Public Market, Emily Carr University and the False Creek on Granville Island. The site attracts over 10.5 million visitors per year.

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The first challenge for the artists was to find a location beyond the conventional. “As the proposed Biennale has a strong connection with sculpture, so we decided to find a place where the painting can be transformed, creating a dialogue between two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds.” explain OSGEMEOS. According to them, another aim of this project is to bring the characters to Vancouver while sharing perspectives and cultures and establishing a relationship between the people who frequent the site, and integrate this work into the city scenery.

 The False Creek influenced the choice of location. “For us, the water acts as a vein, symbolizing life and it is very present in our work,” say the artists. In addition, the site is highly sought in Vancouver for water sports practice, such as canoeing, and by the residents themselves, for leisure and boating.

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According to Barrie Mowatt, president and founder of the Vancouver Biennale, the mural will become one of the most iconic public works in the history. “OSGEMEOS have exhibited at some of the most prestigious art institutions in the world, including the Tate Modern in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. We are immensely proud to welcome their first work in Canada. ”

With the new wall, the Brazilian duo will join the group of international artists who are participating in the Vancouver Biennale, as Ai Weiwei, Andy Goldsworthy, Vik Muniz and Jonathan Borofsky.

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The Vancouver Biennale is a non-profit charitable organization that celebrates art in public space. Each exhibition transforms the urban landscape into an Open Air Museum, facilitating globally-inspired cultural experiences where people live, work, play and transit. The Biennale features internationally renowned and emerging contemporary artists that represent a diversity of cultural perspectives and artistic disciplines, including sculpture, new media, performance works and film. The objective is to use great art in creating a catalyst for learning, community engagement and social action. For more information, visit vancouverbiennale.com.


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Final weeks of the show ‘Opera of the Moon’

August 1, 2014

The show Opera of the Moon is in its final two weeks at the Galpão Fortes Vilaca, in São Paulo, Brazil. The exhibition, which is open to the public until August 16, presents new works including paintings, sculptures and installations.

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Consult the operating hours and other information regarding the exhibition at the Galeria Fortes Vilaça’s official website: Galpão Fortes Vilaça – Opera of the Moon – OSGEMEOS

Galpão Fortes Vilaça
Rua James Holland 71 | Barra Funda
01138-000 São Paulo Brazil